Tina’s Story – Raised almost $10,000 in one night!
Nobody likes to ask for handouts but when it’s approached in the right way, people are more than willing to give. It’s been my experience that once people know what Hero Holiday is all about they will help out in any way they can. I’ve organized some very successful fundraisers in the past, everything from a penny drive to a gourmet meal and auction. One of the most successful was a Wake-a-Thon held at the school. Students at the school who weren’t able to go on Hero Holiday wanted to support the cause and rallied together, raising almost $10 000 in one night! I even had a local resident call the school that night to find out more. When a student had approached her for a donation she thought that it was a scam, “How could teenagers be involved in something so wonderful?” After being brought to tears for not having faith in the younger generation she wrote out a cheque and sent it to the school the following day. This just goes to show that people are willing to give when they know where it’s going! And this is where LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) and the Hero Holiday staff plays a huge role. It is crucial to get the word out and they have a great PR package that includes everything you need. So if money is standing in your way don’t hesitate to contact them. With their support you’ll be well on your way to most amazing experience of your life!!!